Articles Mentioning Kyoto Hotels

5 Luxury Hotels in Kyoto and Their Cheaper, But Similar, Alternatives

Once the Japanese capital, Kyoto remains a cultural and historic hub today. Its slower pace, stunning temples, and tranquil gardens draw visitors in search of the old Japan. Much like the rest of the country, Kyoto is fairly pricey, with a slew of high-end hotels. However, there are also plenty of reasonably priced options for…

8 of the Best Day Trips From Osaka

Osaka is Japan’s second-largest city behind Tokyo. It’s a sparkling, modern metropolis with an excellent street-food scene, loads of culture, stellar shopping, and small pockets that you could explore for days. The city’s overall central location also makes it a great home base for exploring the region. Several of Japan’s must-see destinations are easily connected…

Japanese Cherry Blossom Season: 10 of the Best Places to Visit

It’s hard to understate just how beautiful Japan’s cherry blossom (or sakura) season is. During the last weeks of March or first weeks of April, a sea of pink and white washes across many mountains, rivers, towns, temples, and cities throughout the country. Tokyo and Kyoto receive the lion’s share of attention, but there are…

Why You Should Visit These Former Capital Cities

Whether for their significance or the presence of an airport, many of our international adventures start in capital cities. Going to England? Chances are you’ll fly into London. Hoping to see Iceland? We can almost guarantee Reykjavik is stop number one. Vacationing in Thailand? You’ll at least be in Bangkok for a layover. Of course,…

7 Hotels That Will Make You Want to Visit Japan

From Tokyo’s bright lights and towering skyscrapers to Kyoto’s ancient temples and tiny teahouses, Japan brilliantly fuses centuries-old culture and traditions with cutting-edge, modern technology. Tranquil natural landscapes can be found close to busy city sidewalks. This mix of old and new is also evident in the Asian nation’s hotel offerings. Travelers can take their…

8 Unexpected Places Around the World With Stunning Fall Foliage

From apple picking and cider tasting to squash roasting and scarf knitting, there are many ways to embrace the autumn season. But none are more prevalent than leap peeping the stunning mix of green, bright red, orange, and golden yellow trees that comes with the transition between summer and winter. While New England destinations like…

Where You Should Travel Based on Your Harry Potter House

This year, the best-selling book series ever written, Harry Potter, celebrates its 20th anniversary, marking two decades since muggles of all ages became bewitched by the wizarding world. So, we decided to celebrate with a destination guide to having the best vacation ever, based on your Hogwarts house. (Need to find out which you belong…

The Prettiest Temples in Kyoto

Between the internationally-known festivals, an exploding foodie scene, traditional geisha that still practice in the Gion, and an annual cherry blossom event that draws travelers from around the world, Kyoto just might have it all. Even with all of that, it’s this fascinating city’s temples that have been luring tourists, pilgrims, and everyone in between…

Where to Travel Based on Your Myers-Briggs Type

We’ve all taken a personality test at this point — whether it’s a quick Buzzfeed quiz that tells us our secret cereal identity or a more in-depth character analysis. People want to know more about who they are. And when it comes to travel, your personality can be a crucial component in planning your next…